Welcome to Suffolk Archives, home to 900 years’ worth of Suffolk’s history captured through thousands of documents. We are open for everyone to discover the past through our nationally and internationally significant collections.

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Information and guidance on how to start your research, including details of our branches, opening times, handy tips and FAQs

13 musicians and volunteers dressed in Victorian costume stand on a dark stage with their arms raised. An audience is applauding. Lyrics to a song called Windy Old Weather is behind them.

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Discover the amazing stories that can be found in our archives and local studies material and how archives can be used and enjoyed by everyone 

Two men and a woman smile into the camera and another lady looks at them, smiling. They are in a gazebo with a banner saying Lakenheath Heritage Group. They are all behind a table covered in documents such as maps and leaflets.

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Details of all our events, including virtual activities and online exhibitions 

I enjoyed learning about our school’s history, because I like the feeling I get when I know that I am sitting right where other children sat many years ago, doing similar things to what they did.

Sepia photo of children of Wickham Skeith school in the late 1800s. There are three rows of children, who look about 9-11 years old. The girls are wearing dresses with white pinafore aprons, and the boys are wearing short trousers and dark button up jackets. A female teacher is stood on the left. A girl in the front row holds a large slate which says 'Wickham Skeith 1'